Monthly Archives: November 2013

Plan your holiday spending

The holiday decorations started appearing in stores even before the last of the Halloween candy had cleared away—so it’s no surprise that the season of spending is upon us. As a college student nearing the end of the semester, your … Continue reading

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Staying on campus for Thanksgiving?

Whether you are a freshman and away from home for the first time or an upper classman, you are probably starting to think about Thanksgiving Day. I was one of the lucky ones who were able to go home for … Continue reading

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Tips for your college applications

When I was going off to college, I had the benefit of being a younger sister and among the youngest in my group of high school friends, so I got to see 2 rounds of college applications before it was … Continue reading

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Finding meaning—and fun—at work

How many of you have been told at some point to “pursue your passion” so you can “do what you love” because “work is not work if you enjoy it”? How many of you then immediately dismissed that advice because … Continue reading

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5 good study habits for college

College is different than high school.  Not a big news flash, I know.  But when it comes to academics, it’s a message that can’t be repeated enough.  If you got by in high school with minimal studying, that’s not going … Continue reading

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What is a credit score & how to get a free credit report

If you have—or are planning to have—private student loans, your credit score and credit report are crucial pieces of information that can either save or cost you thousands of dollars over the life of your loan. Much like your high … Continue reading

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5 things to know as your student loan grace period ends

For some of you, the last 6 months has been a whirlwind: you graduated from college; may have moved into a new apartment; potentially have started your first real 8 to 5 job and might just wish you were back … Continue reading

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Earning our stripes in credit

Credit cards are a lot like fire. They can be very useful, and there is a lot of modern life that has been simplified with their ready access, but there are definitely stories of people getting burned as they learn … Continue reading

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